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Welcome! This blog is mostly about butterfly gardening, but other types of plants and gardens, as well as other wildlife is blogged about too.

April 14, 2006

More spring flowers!

Filed under: Butterfly Garden — Butterflygirl @ 2:14 pm

This first picture is of Pussy Toes (Antennaria sp.) – don’t laugh at the name! They have small, white flowers which I haven’t seen any butterflies be interested in because of its nectar, but – it is of course a host plant for the American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis). I’ve had them lay eggs in it too!

Pussy Toes blooming!

The next pictures are of Senecio obovatus flowers. It is a host plant for the Northern Metalmark. I’ve since heard that reports of this butterfly in Missouri were probably really the Swamp Metalmark. I still grow the plant anyway though – the little yellow flowers are so pretty in the spring!

Senecio flowers up close.

In this picture you can see little bugs, dark ones and light ones, on the middle part of the flowers. I don’t know what they were, but they didn’t seem to be hurting the plant:

Another picture, with little bugs.

Here is the patch of Senecio I have from a little distance, taken a few days later.

Senecio from further away.

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